My friends tend to point that I am always referring back to the blog posts I read. I am addicted to blogs…I don’t really read books or magazines anymore since I try to follow blogs and they just make my heart happy. Plus I get tons of inspiration from them.
I do however have a problem I have a hard time keeping up. I use Google reader it’s great. It allows me to categorize my blogs in folders and I can star my favorite items so I could easily find them when I go back. Also I can do a search in my reader account and find something I read very easily whether it’s a new post or old one. Love it! My Google reader account always has a high count of unread blog posts but I’m comfortable with 300 unread posts. If you go over 1000 it says over 1000 to read and well I don’t like that I like to know how much reading I need to catch up on. This week I am at 546 unread post!!! How is that you might ask? Well I follow a lot of blogs 73 at the moment to be exact. I sort through them by reading my favorites first. I thought I would share my favorites with you. Starting with Melmel‘s of course!
Bower Power – I was introduced to this one by my sister and I love Katie my sister and I often speak of her as if she was our friend she is so real and pleasant to read.
Teal & Lime – This one was just added to my reader list and I find myself jumping to it first to see what new DYI projects Jackie is working on.
It’s Great to be Home – I love following Liz…she and her husband have been busy flipping houses and the results are impressive…Love her style and feel like we could be friends if we really knew each other. (hope that doesn’t sound to creepy)
Ikea Hackers – Love love love this blog some post have some very interesting ideas for using your ikea furniture in new ways. It’s also quick I look at the images and if there is something I would like to hack I stay for a while and read the tutorial.
Jasmine Star - Of course you all know I have a huge career crush on Jasmine! So I read her as soon as a new post is up.
Mikeala Ruth Photography – Through Jasmine I discovered Mikeala I enjoy seeing her work and getting to know a bit about her life. She is also very talented.
Lifestyle / Fashion:
Kendi Everyday – Kendi has awesome style and she post pictures of her outfits everyday it’s a quick refreshing read. I found her while reading Jeremy and Kathleen
Making it Lovely – Nicole has such a distinct style and I love reading her design ideas and watching her family grow. It’s kind of hard to believe it when I see posts about her kids cause she didn’t have any when I started following her.
A Cup of Jo - Joanna’s blog is always filled with gorgeous photos and links.
Organic Pixels – Lindsay and I went to school together and her blog is filled with gorgeous pics and recipes. She doesn’t always post regularly but her posts always make me smile.
Jeremy and Kathleen – It’s a great resource for me being that I am slowly building my design studio to hopefully do like Kathleen someday and jump in full time.
How About Orange – Really enjoy this one it’s also a new one on my list.
Auntie Em’s Scrapbooking – I read this one and now I am also part of the design team so from time to time you will find me over there talking about my latest projects.
Dear Lizzy – Is a designer for American Crafts she lives such a beautiful life one little girls would only dream of. Always creating new things she is so inspiring.
Ali Edwards – I like to think that Ali is a bit like me she is a memory keeper but her work is a combination of computer design, awesome photography and scrapbooking. It’s also fun to watch her family grow.
How do you manage your blog reading? Do you have an ipad or ereader? Right now all I have is a laptop and I dream of the day I finally cave and buy myself an ipad so I can bring my blogs with me on the go or cozy in bed. (And I’m dying to have flipboard) I find it just too hard to read them on my iphone and the laptop is not all that convenient.
Do you have any blogs you would recommend? One day soon I will give you the full list of blogs I follow but it fluctuates sometimes I get bored or annoyed when people write too much.
Your blog crazed friend